Sclerotherapy For Enlarged Veins: How it Works

Not sure if you need vein removal for enlarged veins? Feeling too self-conscious to wear shorts because of noticeable veins on your legs? Wish there was a non-surgical way to get rid of large veins? Noticeable varicose veins can negatively affect your confidence, although they’re a natural and common occurrence. 

If you’re looking into ways to remove your enlarged veins then non-surgical vein removal could be the solution that will give you your self-confidence back. 

Sclerotherapy is an alternative to vein surgery and offers a quick, simple and effective treatment for varicose veins that are enlarged, discoloured or painful.

Here’s how sclerotherapy works and who it will benefit the most…

What Causes Varicose Veins?

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Why do some people get varicose veins?

Varicose veins are large veins that appear lumpy or bumpy and sometimes have a blueish or purple tinge. They most commonly appear on your legs and/or feet. Research has shown that you are genetically predisposed to get varicose veins, so if your mother or father has them, you probably will too. 

But varicose veins are more than visible veins, they come with a range of physical symptoms that can affect your daily life. These symptoms include: 

  • Swelling around your varicose veins, as well as your ankles or feet
  • The sensation of your legs being heavy, full and achy, sometimes accompanied by throbbing
  • Night-time muscle cramping in your legs
  • Skin over your veins becoming thin, itchy or sore

Varicose veins are most often caused by weak walls and valves within tiny veins. When a vein becomes weak, it allows blood to flow backwards, causing the blood to pool and the veins to swell and become useless.

Women are more prone to developing varicose veins, and you’re at a higher risk if you stand for long periods, are older or are pregnant.

Resting and raising your legs can be a big help in reducing these uncomfortable symptoms, but varicose vein removal is the only definite way to get rid of them for good.

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What Is Sclerotherapy?

If you’re looking for vein removal without the stress and downtime of surgery, then sclerotherapy is one of your strongest options. Sclerotherapy is essentially an injection directly into your varicose veins, immediately and permanently reducing the appearance of the enlarged veins. 

A safe, specialist solution is injected into the weakened veins which leads to your body naturally destroying the targeted vein while leaving the rest of your veins and skin untouched. 

This treatment is popular because of how safe it is, taking advantage of the body’s natural processes to remove the visible veins, as well as many of the symptoms that accompany them. 

How Does It Work?

Sclerotherapy involves injecting a unique foam into your varicose vein where it is most prominent to quickly eradicate it. If you have lots of problem veins, they would each be injected with the solution one by one, depending on how far the solution was able to spread through the troublesome veins. 

‘Foam’ sclerotherapy is widely regarded to be more effective than general sclerotherapy, as the foam destroys the veins, allowing your body to flush away the dead cells naturally. 

If you have long, isolated varicose veins or short varicose veins in your legs, then foam sclerotherapy is an ideal and effective option for you.

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Why It’s Popular

Foam sclerotherapy is relatively new to vein removal treatments, but studies have shown it to be incredibly useful at eliminating the visual effects quickly and for a long period, if not for good.

Sclerotherapy has other benefits as well as giving you back your body confidence.

It’s a non-invasive treatment, meaning you won’t be left with lengthy recovery periods, anaesthesia concerns or the worry of scarring. Surgeries carry these risks and much more, whereas sclerotherapy is a simple injection similar to a simple flu jab.

Sclerotherapy also gives you more freedom to continue with your normal activities soon after your treatment. You may need to wear compression stockings and keep away from vigorous exercise for 4-6 weeks, but you can remain mobile and with only minimal, temporary soreness of the treated areas.

But by far the most popular draw for sclerotherapy is how safe it is, with peace of mind and noticeable results.

Treatable Areas

Varicose veins are most usually found on the legs and feet, which can be uncomfortable when standing. They can also prevent you from wearing short-length clothing and open shoes, due to their appearance. Whether you are looking for vein removal of large varicose veins in the inner thighs, tops of feet, calves or the backs of your knees, these are all areas that we can treat with sclerotherapy. 

In just a single treatment the results will be noticeable and will continue to gradually improve and you can enjoy showing off your smooth, vein-free legs.

Ready For Smooth Legs With Safe Varicose Vein Removal?

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Varicose veins can affect anyone and can be devastating to your self-confidence. 

Refresh your self-image and say goodbye to painful varicose vein symptoms with non-invasive, safe and effective foam sclerotherapy. Book a call with our expert clinicians to discuss your specific problem and then you can look forward to a varicose vein-free future!

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